Survey Data

Reg No

30411125


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social Technical


Original Use

Lighthouse


Date

1875 - 1880


Coordinates

90871, 208691


Date Recorded

10/08/2009


Date Updated

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Description

Lighthouse complex at north-west corner of Oileán an Tuí (Straw Island), erected 1878. Comprises round-plan lighthouse with slightly flared sides surmounted by round-plan lantern containing apparatus dating to 1926, having conical metal roof and finial, and having cast-metal railing to surrounding walkway. Abutted at base by multiple-bay single-storey building having pitched slate roofs and concrete copings, set within polygonal compound having rendered enclosing walls. Lean-to outbuilding at south end of compound having rendered walls and lean-to slate roof.

Appraisal

This lighthouse complex protects the main approach to the harbour of Cill Rónáin. Its distinctive squat appearance is unusual for lighthouses in the region and the contrasting colours of white rendered walls and red painted metalwork make it aesthetically pleasing.